The Life of Cuthbert, a cantata based on St Cuthbert, was performed at the Durham Vocal Festival on Friday 8th February. The large-scale work, commissioned by Cantata Dramatica and written in collaboration with librettist Nick Pitts-Tucker, was completed in 2018 and received its world premiere at the festival. It was performed by the Durham University Chamber choir with soloists from around the UK and was conducted by James Burton, choral director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The concert took place at Durham Cathedral. A shorter version of the work was performed earlier in the week for primary-school aged children as an introduction to classical music.
Solfa’s previously-commissioned work, Three Byzantine Hymns, is now published and available for hire from Cantata Dramatica.